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Very historic

Great national park, Mesa Verde. The Cliff House is the best place to visit there. Be aware you... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Waalwijk, The Netherlands

Definitely worth getting to...you wont be disappointed when you can see these ruins. just dont... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
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“Very historic”
6 Jun 2018
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Off of US 441, South of San Juan River, Bluff, UT
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Reviewed 27 March 2015

This is one of those off the beaten path places to visit. Off of highway 191 this is worth the drive and the short hike. Turn left about mile marker 11 follow the paved road till it ends, at this point you will be at...More

10  Thank Kendal M
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Great national park, Mesa Verde. The Cliff House is the best place to visit there. Be aware you need to buy tickets and in high season these sell out fast.

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Definitely worth getting to...you wont be disappointed when you can see these ruins. just dont trample all over the place. be considerate of how old and how amazing these places are

Thank MC M
Reviewed 26 May 2018

There are many ruins in the 4 corners area. This one was really difficult to find: 15-20 miles on unmarked sandy tracks. Roads were not well marked, townspeople were reluctant to share location, neighbors were protective of the site, and the driving- through deep sand-...More

3  Thank meredith k
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss this spectacular little piece of the past. You can still see the hand prints left by the occupants of the houses and you can climb up fairly easily (just using walking shoes or decent trainers) it’s best to skirt round to the right...More

1  Thank Laura C
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I was determined to find Cliff House but my husband wanted to turn around. Lots of loud voices . once on Hwy 191 south of Hwy 163/191 junction drive 10 miles, turn onto barely visible paved road # 438 on your left. Go 8 miles...More

4  Thank pd32
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Found this place on Atlas Obsurca but didn't do too much research prior to arriving in Bluff. Stopped at a rest area and was directed to see a local at a trading post for more information and directions. Took a few wrong turns on the...More

1  Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We were able to view this ruin and found it to be very well preserved. Highly recommended for those who are interested in ancient ruins.

1  Thank nightingale1972
Reviewed 9 August 2016

A short walk over rock formations, gorgeous views and then there they are..actual ancient cliff dwellings. its so much easier to picture the ancient ones lives after seeing the dwellings and their surroundings.

3  Thank Kim S
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Used to visit here as a kid, but after swinging bridge got swept away I thought you couldn't access this anymore. Was very surprised that there is a way around and took my little family out there, and it is still one of the best...More

6  Thank Canyonlandslodging
Reviewed 14 October 2015

The road was very sandy and could cause a car to get stuck. I would not recommend without an SUV or 4x4. The directions are difficult to follow and the neighbors do not like visitors. I will not give directions because I would hate to...More

3  Thank utah2002
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Marti C
17 March 2015|
Response from Miramaks | Reviewed this property |
Marti, I have reached this place using indication from the Anasazi Hikes website: "16 Room House is reached by taking US 191 south from its junction with US 163 about 2 miles west of Bluff. The junction is just west of the... More